48 hours

If you're only in Northamptonshire for 48 hours...

If you're only in Northamptonshire for 48 hours...

You can pack a lot into a couple of days – try this itinerary to make the most of it.

78 Derngate

78 Derngate

78 Derngate is the only house in England designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. It’s now a multi award-winning visitor attraction offering a boutique restaurant, light-filled art galleries and a stylish design shop.

Althorp Estate

Althorp Estate

Althorp was built in 1508, by the Spencers. Visitors are invited to explore this wonderful house, discovering beautiful interiors and one of Europe’s finest private collections of furniture, pictures and ceramics.

Brasserie 23

Brasserie 23

Using local fresh produce, the award-winning dining experience at Brasserie 23 combines the best of British restaurant tradition with a contemporary vibe to provide the perfect dining experience for all.

Catanger Llamas

Catanger Llamas

Catanger Llamas is a llama breeding farm with a trekking centre that is open all year round, so that you can discover and enjoy every season. Llamas are gentle, inquisitive animals that will make a walk in the countryside unforgettable.

Holy Sepulchre Church

Holy Sepulchre Church

This is one of the many Anglican parish churches throughout England which make up the national Church of England. Locally, this ancient church is known as Holy Sepulchre or St Sepulchre’s, but is more fondly known as St Sep’s.

Rushton Hall

Rushton Hall

As one of the top restaurants in Kettering and the only three rosette restaurant in Northamptonshire, the hotel prides itself on delivering an unforgettable dining experience – Rushton Hall truly does have it all.

Salcey Forest Tree Top Way

Salcey Forest Tree Top Way

For bird’s-eye views at Salcey Forest, ascend the all-ability Tree Top Way and see Salcey from a completely different viewpoint, with fantastic views in store at the top. Be warned – you’ll need a head for heights!

The Canal Museum

The Canal Museum

In the heart of the beautiful village of Stoke Bruerne on the Grand Union Canal you can find The Canal Museum where a free audio guide will take you on a journey through the stories and traditions of Britain’s historic canals.

The Church

The Church

The Church Restaurant is considered one of the most exceptional dining establishments in Northamptonshire and offers traditional home-cooked food at outstanding value in a warm, friendly and informal setting.

The Lamplighter

The Lamplighter

The Lamplighter is well-established on the local live music scene, in fact ale, food and music generally sums the pub up. Whilst you’re visiting check out the popular courtyard garden – it’s a great sun trap in the summer.

The Mailcoach

The Mailcoach

Whether its a quick bite with work colleagues or a relaxing meal with friends, The Mailcoach in Northampton have created a menu to make sure you can always find something that’s ideal, whatever the occasion.

The Red Lion

The Red Lion

The menu here focuses on serving great British food, using local seasonal produce. The kitchen ensures its ingredients are of the best quality on offer and, where possible, produce is sourced from local suppliers in the county.

The Smoke Pit

The Smoke Pit

Whether cow, pig, or chicken, nothing escapes The Smoke Pit, and you’re not likely to want to leave either once you get a taste of what some say just might be Northampton’s best barbecue restaurant and smokehouse.

Wicksteed Park

Wicksteed Park

This charming Wicksteed Park is the second oldest amusement park in the UK, having opened its gates in 1921. There’s nowhere else quite like it, along with 30 rides and activities, including one of Europe’s longest zip wires.